1st International IEEE Conference on Pervasive Services

Research Article

Visual Components for Pervasive Computing Management

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/PERSER.2007.4283885,
        author={ Ichiro  Satoh },
        title={Visual Components for Pervasive Computing Management},
        proceedings={1st International IEEE Conference on Pervasive Services},
        keywords={Context modeling  Context-aware services  Embedded computing  Global Positioning System  Informatics  Pervasive computing  Physics computing  RFID tags  Radiofrequency identification  Space technology},
  • Ichiro Satoh
    Year: 2007
    Visual Components for Pervasive Computing Management
    DOI: 10.1109/PERSER.2007.4283885
Ichiro Satoh 1,*
  • 1: National Institute of Informatics 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8430, Japan
*Contact email: ichiro@nii.ac.jp


This paper presents a component framework for building and operating visual interfaces for context-aware services in smart spaces. By using a compound-document technology, it provides physical entities, places, and services in smart spaces with visual components to annotate and control them. It can automatically assemble visual components into a visual interface for monitoring and managing the spaces according to the spatial containment relationships between their targets in the physical world by using underlying location-sensing systems. End-users can manually customize smart spaces through user-friendly GUI-based manipulations for editing documents. This paper presents the design for this framework and describes its implementation and practical application.